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Lectern

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century (15th–16th century style)
Culture:
European
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (45.1 x 39.4 cm); max. H: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1955
Accession Number:
55.61.18
Not on view
Inscription: [on book rest, in relief] IN PRINCIPIO - ERAT V - VERBUM ET- VERBUM; [under shelf, in pierced work] ET VERBUM CARO FACTUM EST

Marking: [arms]:(in relief on top of the book rest and on 4 shields, 2 on front, 2 on back of base) Castile and Leon
Samuel Yellin, Philadelphia (until 1940) ; Samuel Yellin, Philadelphia (1940–sold 1955)
Kline, Naomi Reed, ed. Castles: An Enduring Fantasy. Gloucester, Mass.: Hammond Castle Museum, 1982. no. 28, pp. 16, 26.



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